I said a lot about the Ten Commandments in this sermon, did not do as much as I could have to illustrate that God was near. The people saw the mountain smoke and felt the earth shake. Beginning at Exodus 20, and continuing for several chapters, God is speaking. The commandments have not been written down at this point. The people’s response was to declare that all God said they will do. There was no question that God’s presence was clearly manifest at Sinai.